Competitive Criteria for Fall 2014 Selection
The following process will be used to select the best-qualified applicants from those who completed all Minimum Admission Requirements (MARs) by the specified deadline.
Each applicant will be evaluated using the criteria listed below. The points an applicant receives from each of these criteria will be added together. Those applicants receiving the highest number of points will be admitted to the program until the class is filled. (Applicants seeking readmission to the ADN program will receive points for nursing courses successfully completed at CVCC.) The number of 1st year students accepted each year can vary. The number of students completing the 1st year will determine the number of students to be accepted the next year.
Criterion 1: Academic Performance
(a) Points for completion of any of the following general education courses in the ADN curriculum:
BIO 168, BIO 169, BIO 275, ENG 111, ENG 113, PSY 150, PSY 241, CIS 111, Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
(b) The applicant’s cumulative unweighted high school grade point average. The applicant must have graduated from high school January 2011 or later
(c) Applicants who have attained at least a BA/BS/MA/MS or higher degree will be awarded points toward admission. (Degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution.)
For applicants who have completed general education courses AND have either completed HS since Jan. 2011 OR have attained either a BA/BS/MA/MS or higher degree, the higher point total will be used in the competitive selection.
Criterion 2: TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) 5.0 Examination
(a) Applicants will be awarded points according to their performance level on the TEAS 5.0 Examination. For applicants who have tested once per academic year within a 3-year period, the higher score will be used. However, for applicants who submit more than one test score per academic year, the 1st attempt will be used.
(b) Teas V (5.0) exams taken at other test sites must be submitted to CVCC electronically from ATI before January 31, 2014.
AFTER initial acceptance to the program, but before the first day of class, applicants are required to:
(1) Attend an Orientation Session with the Department of Nursing (usually scheduled in June).
(2) Provide proof of current Healthcare Provider CPR (American Heart Association Basic Life Support) certification by summer orientation if accepted into the nursing program.
(3) Submit a completed health examination form certifying that he/she appears to be able to participate in the activities of a health profession in a clinical setting.
(4) Provide to the CVCC Department of Nursing proof of a North Carolina Certified Nurse Aide I certification and be currently listed on the North Carolina Nurse Aide I Registry with no substantiated finding of resident abuse, resident neglect or misappropriation of resident property in a Nursing Facility. The North Carolina Certified Nurse Aide I Training Program must include theory, lab, and clinical components. If an applicant has taken the Certified Nurse Aide I Program in a state other than North Carolina, this will be considered on an individual basis. It will be the responsibility of the applicant to show documentation that the course they have completed contained a theory, clinical and lab component.
If you are initially accepted into the ADN program, the Department of Nursing will provide you with additional information on these requirements. If any of these requirements are not met, you will not be allowed to enter the ADN program.
Applicants are responsible for completing admission requirements, making sure all materials have been received by the College, and for informing the College of any changes in personal information, such as name or mailing address. Personal information changes require photo identification and must be made in person at Student Records. Admission criteria are subject to change.